Arwen Wilson and Simon Bensilum, from TGA Mobility in Sudbury, successfully tackling 1300o Fahrenheit hot coals on the Valentine's Fire-walk Challenge at Bury St. Edmunds Rugby Club, 20th February and raised over 200 to add to the overall total of 17,000 for people living with Stroke.
As a leading local employer, TGA takes its Corporate Social Responsibilities very seriously and regularly supports charity events that assist people living with restricted mobility. Over 60 local people attended the event in a bid to tackle the fire walk and raise funds for The Stroke Association. Before the fire-walking began, Guinness World Record Holder Scott Bell who has twice held the accolade for walking the furthest on burning hot coals, gave all those taking part an hour's safety tuition. In 2006, Scott twice beat the previous world record by tackling a 250ft and a subsequent 328ft fire-walk in Wuxi, China, so provided the perfect tutor for the attendees at the Rugby Club.
Arwen Wilson, TGA Telesales Supervisor explained, "With over 60 other locals, Simon and myself managed to successfully walk bare foot along the complete 20ft length of burning coals last Sunday. It was a truly amazing experience and I would like to thank Scott for his inspirational teaching which really filled us with belief before stepping onto the red-hot ashes. It was great to have the support of our Managing Director Daniel Stone too as he and his family really encouraged both Simon and I not to falter. All the entrants successfully completed the fire walk without injury and have been given the opportunity to now skydive in aid of The Stroke Association. This sounds even more exhilarating and as it is for such a good cause, this may be my next challenge."
Daniel Stone, TGA Manager Director who attended the event concluded, "As a leading UK specialist in mobility products, TGA is always keen to support locally based charity initiatives that make a real improvement to the lives of less able individuals. Not only do I admire the brilliant efforts of all these local people and the two valued members from my team, but also the outstanding work of The Stroke Association who consistently deliver essential support for so many people nationwide."